" Arizona’s colorful history is alive and well with Marshall Trimble," wrote the late Senator Barry Goldwater.

            Arizona writer Dean Smith added, "Ask the average Arizonan to name an Arizona historian and he's most likely to reply, ‘Marshall Trimble.’  Then ask them to name a cowboy singer, humorist, or a storyteller and they'll still reply, ‘Marshall Trimble.’  

              The state's largest newspaper, the "Arizona Republic" calls him the state’s "most recognizable goodwill ambassador."  Dr. Evelyn Cooper, Executive Director of the Arizona Historical Foundation, wrote: "His homespun wit and unassuming demeanor often serve as a smokescreen to his incisive talents in scholarly arena.